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Sun
04
Oct

IGH firefighters step up for fire prevention education

As temperatures cool and residents’ thoughts turn to recreational fires in their back yards, there are some things Inver Grove Heights firefighters are setting out to do.

At the top of the list is education.

Sun
04
Oct

Atkins no longer considering running for Kline’s seat

In a recent message to his constituents, state Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, announced that he is no longer considering running for a seat in Congress.

Wed
23
Sep

Sen. Jim Metzen battles cancer again, political future remains uncertain

Sen. Jim Metzen stops by the Kaposia Convenience Center in South St. Paul to support a new promotion to support breast cancer research. Currently battling cancer himself, he was the first to use the station's pink pump earlier this month.  (submitted photo)
Sen. Jim Metzen stops by the Kaposia Convenience Center in South St. Paul to support a new promotion to support breast cancer research. Currently battling cancer himself, he was the first to use the station's pink pump earlier this month. (submitted photo)

After living nearly two and a half years cancer-free, Sen. Jim Metzen, DFL-South St. Paul, is about to start a new round of treatment.

Mon
21
Sep

Inver Grove Heights Days

Inver Grove Heights Days took place from Sept. 11-13 and featured a wide variety of entertainment and activities, including the sand volleyball tournament
and the annual parade. (Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Thu
17
Sep

In Memory: Lois Ann Duffy

Lois Ann Duffy
Lois Ann Duffy

Lois Ann Duffy, age 83, of Apple Valley (formally Siesta Key, FL and West St. Paul) passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

Sun
13
Sep

Atkins ‘seriously considering’ running for Kline’s seat

U.S. Rep. John Kline announced Sept. 4 that he will retire from his congressional seat, which is up for a vote in November 2016.

Sun
13
Sep

Wakota Arena to be renamed after South St. Paul hockey legend Doug Woog

South St. Paul’s Wakota Arena will be renamed after local hockey legend Doug Woog, 71. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
South St. Paul’s Wakota Arena will be renamed after local hockey legend Doug Woog, 71. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Long before competitive hockey took hold in South St. Paul, basketball games filled the bleachers. Local youth — including Doug Woog, 71 — looked up to high school basketball players with aspirations of someday filling their spot on the court.

Sun
06
Sep

Local authors release book

From left, local certified nurse-midwives Margaret Taylor and Pam Glenn discuss their new book “Women Through Our Eyes: Midwives Share Their Stories.” “There are simple life lessons that come from [these stories],” Glenn said. (submitted photo)
From left, local certified nurse-midwives Margaret Taylor and Pam Glenn discuss their new book “Women Through Our Eyes: Midwives Share Their Stories.” “There are simple life lessons that come from [these stories],” Glenn said. (submitted photo)

A pair of local midwives-turned-authors are celebrating the completion of a 20-year project: their book "Women Through Our Eyes: Midwives Share Their Stories."

Sun
30
Aug

Mendota Heights Fire Department to add volunteer fire reserve group

Ronald Katzenmaier, left, and George O’Gara display the Mendota Height Fire Department’s Fire Department of the Year award. O’Gara has been with the fire department for two years, and Katzenmaier retired after nearly 20 years of service, but hopes to soon come back as a reserve volunteer. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Ronald Katzenmaier, left, and George O’Gara display the Mendota Height Fire Department’s Fire Department of the Year award. O’Gara has been with the fire department for two years, and Katzenmaier retired after nearly 20 years of service, but hopes to soon come back as a reserve volunteer. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

After serving with the Mendota Heights Fire Department for nearly 20 years — first as a firefighter and later as the lead fire prevention coordinator — Ronald Katzenmaier, 69, had to retire at the end of 2013.

Sun
30
Aug

From back pain to back in the game

According to a South St. Paul resident, the nation will soon be watching him on TV.

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